Your wedding day should be fun, relaxed and feel authentic to YOU. The only thing you have to do on your wedding day is get married. And even that is somewhat negotiable. I photograph wedding celebrations for lots of couples who are already legally married!
For me, a wedding is simply a celebration of your commitment to spend your life with your person. So that celebration should only include the things and people you love most. No more, or less. By doing that, we can create an experience you’ll be fully present for and enjoy – without the stress. At the end of it, the “Best Day Ever” will be truly the best day ever for YOU.
I USED TO HEAR COUPLES AT THEIR WEDDINGS SAY “OMG I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS TO BE OVER.” AND TO ME THAT IS A TRAGEDY
A photographer, elopement guide, do-your-own-thing-for-your-wedding advocate, dog lover, who believes in living consciously and slowing down the pace of life a bit to savor it more.
I'm a storyteller who believes life is made up of the little moments and that the best photographs look for the in-between.
I love local food, ice cream, being active, living in the mountains and being a mama to my two little girls and four dogs. I love to travel, but the Blue Ridge Mountains are home and I'm pretty obsessed with sharing them with you!
Kara is from the area and knows it like the back of her hand. She knew the exact spot we were getting married, where the sun will be at what time, what we needed to bring and keep in mind…I suggest getting as much time with her as you can. Between the detailed shots, family, individual shots... there is just so much to capture…If we could do it again we would do it just the same.
Kara’s presence throughout the day was calming, supportive and fun! Kara will capture the raw emotions of your wedding while leaving space for you to soak in every sweet moment with your person. Afterwards, a family member asked if some of our photos were posed or prompted (us crying together during vows)… nope! Kara has such a special talent and unique eye for capturing these memories so beautifully.
We’ll always be able to look back and remember how we felt in those moments, something that is truly invaluable.
Kara made my wedding day happen! Everything from finding the location, helping me find a florist, and pick out an airbnb. If it wasn't for her the day wouldn't have happened so easily. Through the entire process Kara hung in there every time I changed my mind (67 times to be exact, including my wedding date!) and handled all of it so kindly. She builds a quick relationship with you and brings out the most real emotion in the pictures.
Kara shot our wedding and put together the most beautiful wedding videos that we will cherish forever! Her adventurous personality shined through all of her creative ideas. Kara was a joy to work with and I’ll never forget our wedding day splashing in the creek thanks to her!